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Mary "Mamie" (Pytko) Burns

August 5, 1931 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 86)
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    Mary “Mamie” Burns, 86, of Ashland, passed away Thursday at her home.  

    Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Gucwa Pytko.

    She was a retired garment worker having worked in the local garment industry.

She attended St. Patrick’s grade school and was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Ashland.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James B. Burns; 2 sisters, Lillian Reiff and Sophie Kauffman and 4 brothers, Stanley, who was killed in World War II, and George, Anthony and Bernard Pytko.

     Mary is survived by a daughter, Mary Lou Pillus, New Philadelphia; a brother John Pytko, Gilberton; 3 sisters, Helen Carr, Dolores Leister and Rosalie Gelches, all of Buck Run; nieces and nephews.

    A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:30AM in St. Stanislaus #2 Cemetery, Minersville. Rev. Leo J. Maletz will officiate.

    Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, Minersville. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Mary’s memory, visit us at


 Service Information

Graveside Service
December 1, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Stanislaus #2 Cemetery
Minersville/Llewellyn Highway
Minersville, PA 17954

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